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Risotto with fresh broad beans and peas: a seasonal first course!

Risotto with broad beans and peas

Risotto with broad beans and peas is a very simple and seasonal first course. Here are the ingredients and all the steps of the recipe!

We are now in the middle of the spring season and risotto with broad beans and peas is ideal for enhancing two of the products of this period. In addition to broad beans and peas, the risotto is also enriched with courgette flowers, perfect for giving a nice touch of color to the dish. All is completed by seasoned cheese: try it with Parmesan, Grana, pecorino or any other cheese of your choice.

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Risotto with broad beans and peas
Risotto with broad beans and peas

Preparation of risotto with broad beans and peas

  1. After having shelled the broad beans and peas, boil the first ones until they are tender (a few minutes will be enough) then stop cooking in cold water and remove the cuticles .
  2. Now also boil the peas for a few minutes then drain them, stop cooking in cold water and keep them aside.
  3. Pour a drizzle of olive oil into the bottom of a saucepan, put on the heat, add the finely chopped onion and cook for 1-2 minutes , then add the rice.
  4. Toast for a few minutes, pour in the white wine and, when the alcohol has evaporated, cover with a few ladles of hot stock.
  5. After 10 minutes, add the broad beans and peas.
  6. Continue adding more hot broth if necessary, taking care to stir from time to time to prevent the rice from sticking to the bottom of the pot.
  7. At the end of cooking, turn off the heat and season with salt and pepper according to your taste and needs.
  8. Stir in the butter and grated cheese , stirring vigorously out of the pan with a spoon and serve, garnishing with flakes of cheese as desired. Enjoy your meal!

If you want an even creamier (and greener) risotto , blend the broad beans with a drizzle of oil, hot broth and some cheese to taste, then add it to the rice around the end of cooking.


The risotto prepared following this recipe can be stored in the refrigerator for a maximum of 1-2 days and in an airtight container.

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